Articles by: Sophie Mackin '18

Choate Students Learn About “Hillbilly Culture” Through J.D. Vance Book and Talk

February 15, 2017 at 10:42 pm 0 comments

The “Trump Whisperer.” The “angry Rust Belt Translator.” Renowned author Mr. J.D. Vance has received these titles — and more — for exploring what he terms “hillbilly culture” in his first book, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. On Wednesday, February 1, five Choate studentsRead More

Let it Snow? Some Things to Know

Let it Snow? Some Things to Know

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments
Photo courtesy of Choate Rosemary Hall

Q&A Around Campus: Mr. Steven Lazarus

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Mr. Steven Lazarus has worked at Choate for almost 20 years. He teaches one course and one course only — Architectural Design, an art elective that is typically held in the winter term. In addition to teaching, he runs a small firm based in downtown Wallingford: Lazarus and Sargeant, Architects,Read More

Money in Clubs: Where Did You Come From, Where Do You Go?

October 14, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Most clubs sponsor events such as fundraisers, day trips, movie showings, and SAC dances. But where does all the money clubs use come from? And where does all the money students spend go? Because these events typically involve food, transportation, and equipment, clubs can submit funding proposals to the StudentRead More

Students marched against fracking and for a healthier future.

Piping Up Against Pipelines

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

“Hey hey, ho ho, fossil fuels have got to go!” So chanted the one hundred protestors — among them, 12 Choate students — who participated in the “People Over Pipeline Walk” last Saturday, September 24. With the Connecticut Expansion Pipeline Project scheduled to begin construction in the coming months, severalRead More

Tuning in with Mr. Alechnowitz

Tuning in with Mr. Alechnowitz

May 13, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Although often we may think of musical instruments as simply inanimate objects, they can get out of shape when ignored. In particular, pianos must be tuned frequently to stay pleasing to the ear. Mr. Robert Alechnowitz, Choate’s piano tuner technician, comes to campus regularly to tune all thirty of Choate’sRead More

Choate Debater Competes at Worlds

May 2, 2016 at 4:08 pm 0 comments

After five days of competing in the 28th annual World Individual and Public Speaking Championship (WIDPSC), Joseph Squillaro ’16 won third place in the preliminary round and ninth place in the final round of the Impromptu Speaking category. He competed with 125 other high school students from over 15 differentRead More

Freedom, Foner, and The Fourteenth Amendment

Freedom, Foner, and The Fourteenth Amendment

April 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

History students trudging through reading assignments or struggling to memorize a hodgepodge of dates and facts may often forget one particular beauty of the subject: its inseparable ties to reality. Two Choate students — Zemia Edmondson ’16 and Dylan Stafford ’16 — recently reminded themselves of this point by attendingRead More

HLF’s Merengue Marks Hispanic Heritage Month

March 27, 2016 at 12:19 am 0 comments

At last week’s all school meeting, Fraynette Familia  ’16, Mirialie Dejesus ’18, Spencer Jimenez ’18, and Simon Jimenez ’18, members of Hispanic-Latino Forum (HLF), danced the merengue for the entire Choate community and received a standing ovation for their performance. The students wanted to educate the school about their cultureRead More